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To improve your golf game, it’s vital that you take golf lessons. Golf is a sport that is almost impossible to learn without some sort of guidance. Luckily, there are golf experts around the country whose job it is to teach golf. By taking golf lessons, you can drastically improve your game in a relatively short amount of time. Taking golf lessons can be an expensive, time-consuming effort. And like any good or service that will cost money and require time, you should be careful before you buy.  Golf can be a really costly game to play and it is reasonable to assume that you have invested a fair amount of money in your equipment – golf clubs, golf bag, golf balls, golf clothing, golf cart etc; – therefore doesn’t it make common sense for you to learn how to use them to their advantage and improve your skills and capabilities?

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Our 18 hole course, named after Admiral Sherbrooke V.C., consists of 6565 yds (white tees) of rolling, undulating terrain, with a par of 72. A pleasant relaxing walk with ponds and the Dover Beck meandering through the course coming into play on some of the holes.Our 9 hole course, named after Commander Mortensen, is a championship length course of 6407 yds with a par of 72. Much care and time has been invested in the natural heathland landscape with trees, gorse and hedgerow to establish an interesting and challenging layout.

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Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible – golf’s least understood skill.

Extract from the book:

Golfers’ Grips

However you choose to hold on to the putter your grip should present the putter-face to the ball in a square position through impact keep your forearm flow-lines in good position and allow you to feel the flow of your stroke.

There’s no doubt that the grip is important. But there is no one grip that is best for all golfers. The most common is the “parallel-palm” grip (Figure 11.6.9): Holding the grip along the lifeline of your left hand instead of in the fingers (as in the power grip used on full-swing shots) helps the putter function as part of your arm and decreases the tendency to supply power with your hands (Figure 11.6.10). Keeping the palms parallel to the face of the putter also makes it easy to keep your forearm flow-line in good position (parallel to your Aimline).

Something else which very few people talk about is spreading the hands apart on the grip. The farther apart they are the less active the wrist muscles in the stroke which explains some of the success of the long puller. But spreading the hands also makes it difficult to coordinate the actions of the arms so it is impractical on a standard-length putter (although you might try moving your hands apart a little bit just to see what happens). Unfortunately once you find a good

252 Establish Your Practice Framework grip I don’t know of any feedback devices that help you groove hand positions accurately other than using the flat surfaces of the putter grip itself.

There are many acceptable ways to hold a putter such as the “reverse-overlap ” “finger-down-the-shaft ” “split-grip ” “equal-hand ” “push-hand ” and “baseball” grips (Figure 1L6.11). But without seeing you putt I can only suggest that you test and evaluate a few grips as you work to improve your stroke mechanics. Sometimes changing a grip can affect the path and face angle of your putter through impact; more on that in the next chapter.

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The Long Drive Bible: How You Can Hit the Ball Longer, Straighter, and More Consistently

Extract from the book:

Your mind controls your body your body controls your putter and the way you swing your putter controls the starting conditions of your putt. And controlling a putt’s starting conditions is all any golfer can do. None of us can control the conditions on the green the wind footprints or Lady Luck. All we can do is get our mind to let us put the best possible stroke on the ball; then we have to live with whatever happens.

So forget using your conscious mind to help your putting. What you want working for you is your subconscious mind that part that handles images and memories. Of course the first time you try something you need your conscious mind to think about it. But after you’ve made good strokes and holed putts many times it can become a habit totally and completely controlled without any conscious thought. That’s when putting becomes controlled by the subconscious mind.

Now how do you do this? By far the most important thing in your mind prior to the putting stroke should be an image in your mind’s eye of the stroke you want to make. This should he a clear picture – based on your observations reading of the green and knowledge of the conditions – first of what the putt is going to do and then how you are going to stroke it so it does exactly that. The subconscious sees this stroke image and uses it to tell the body what to do. Obviously you want this image to be of a good stroke and to be clear strong and proper so it gets the right idea to the body about executing a good putting stroke.

The importance of this image is something we deal with in depth in our schools. We go to great lengths to get golfers to see and feel in their mind’s eye what their perfect strokes are going to be like before they try to make them. Because once you see and know exactly what you are trying to do and have a clear picture of it in your mind’s eye it is so much easier to do it.

The basic idea is to keep your conscious mind busy seeing your perfect stroke during your practice swings as a way to build your confidence and form a clear picture in your mind’s eye. Once you see and feel how you want to stroke your putt the trick becomes simply keeping your conscious mind busy and out of the way (for example thinking about your preshot ritual) so your subconscious can do its thing. Our procedure for developing this skill and our recommended drills and practice techniques to ingrain it are detailed in Chapters 11 and 13.

4.13 The Best Way to Putt

A quick review. The easiest way to roll balls at controlled speeds on your intended line is to use a True Roller. Mechanically the simplest way to swing a putter along your Aimline is to straddle the line and use a croquet-style putting stroke.

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Golf Swing Tips

The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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